Disbondment and Adhesion Failure
Adhesion failure, causing disbondment of paints, coatings, sealants and other surface treatments can cause significant problems both during and after manufacture.
Careful analysis across a failed interface is required to diagnose the failure, and to understand where the failure is occurring. This could be between layers, such as between a primer and a paint, or within a single layer such as within a polymer laminate tie-layer.
Surface contamination is a common cause of adhesion failure, but factors such as an unsuitable choice of coating chemistry, migration of mobile species into (or out of) a layer, or exposure to unexpected environmental conditions can also result in delamination effects.
Investigation of surface chemistry and characterisation of the materials involved is an important part of solving any issue.
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